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Fall 2022 - Adult Classes - White Plains

$599.00 USD

Product Code: FAL22_CLS_ADL_20_GN_PRG


NEW! Upcoming Classes:

Beginners - Monday mornings - 10am to 12pm - First Class on October 17
Beginners - Monday mornings - 11am to 1pm - First Class on October 24
Advanced Beginners - Tuesday evenings - 6pm to 8pm - First Class on October 11
Advanced Beginners - Wednesday evenings - 6pm to 8pm - First Class on October 18

Is it still possible to learn French as an adult? Mais oui !

Many people join Alliance Française of Westchester because they've learned French a long time ago, however we also have many complete beginners who start learning French with us every year. It's never too late to start learning a new skill, even if that skill is learning a foreign language!

Our pedagogy is based on providing a fully immersive learning environment adapted to adults, so don't worry if you don't know where to start and let our teachers guide you in your learning journey. Our team focuses on teaching all 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our teachers also make it fun by not only teaching you about a language, but also about the cultures of various Francophone countries, so be prepared to immerse yourself into a whole new world!

Most adults learner need to rely on reading and writing in order to memorize new words and sentence structures, so our teachers will of course provide the possibility to do so, especially through homework and useful websites which you can explore at your own pace in order to get a broader understanding of French grammar rules. But during class time, the focus will be mostly on practice, pronunciation and conversation, as acquiring and refining those skills is much more difficult to do on your own. Our virtual classrooms will provide plenty of references and exercises you can use before and after lessons, and teachers will be available to answer any question you might have.

If an official certification is necessary for you to reach your personal goals, you will have the opportunity to take official exams in French and our team will be there to advise you regarding when to take an exam, and which one might be a better fit for you (DELF, DALF, TEF, TCF, etc.). If on the contrary you're only interested in learning French as a hobby or to travel, our team will be more than happy to give you tailor-made recommendations based on your own hobbies!

If you have never attended classes at AFW, you need to contact us before signing up for a class, so we can assess your level and find the ideal class for you. Unless you're a complete beginner, you also need to take our placement test. For all new AFW students, including complete beginners, an informal interview will be arranged before the first day of class in order for our team to gain a better understanding of learning goals which are most important to you.

When are lessons taking place?

Lessons will start from September 15, 2022 onward, and will finish no later than June 28, 2023. Our school year is organized following 3 terms of 10 lessons each, starting in September, January and March or April, depending on classes. All groups listed on this page are for lessons taking place at our main office in White Plains.

Our Fall term is running from September 15 until December 17, 2022, although the majority of our classes will be over by December 10.

Adults are grouped depending on their level, but also depending on their personal learning goals. Groups need a minimum of 4 students for the schedule to be confirmed.

Groups currently available:

  • Mondays - 11am to 1pm - False Beginners (A1) - Class starting on September 19, 2022
  • Tuesdays - 9.30am to 11.30am - Advanced Beginners (A2) - Class starting on September 20, 2022
  • Tuesdays - 6pm to 8pm - False Beginners (A1) - Class starting on September 20, 2022
  • Tuesdays - 6pm to 8pm - Advanced Beginners (A2) - Class starting on September 20, 2022
  • Wednesdays - 11am to 1pm - Lower Intermediate (B1) - Class starting on September 21, 2022
  • Wednesdays - 6pm to 8pm - Advanced Level (C1) - Class starting on September 21, 2022
  • Wednesdays - 6pm to 8pm - Advanced Level (C2) - Class starting on September 21, 2022
  • Thursdays - 9.30am to 11.30am - Higher Intermediate (B2) - Class starting on September 22, 2022
  • Thursdays - 6pm to 8pm - Lower Intermediate (B1) - Class starting on September 22, 2022
  • Thursdays - 6pm to 8pm - Higher Intermediate (B2) - Class starting on September 22, 2022
  • Fridays - 1pm to 3pm - Advanced Level (C1/C2) - Class starting on September 23, 2022
  • Saturdays - 9am to 11am - Complete Beginners (A1) - Class starting on September 24, 2022
  • Saturdays - 9am to 11am - Advanced Beginners (A2) - Class starting on September24, 2022

This rate is valid for 10 lessons of 2 hours each.

This package does not include AFW membership fees, nor does it include the price of textbooks and exercise books, or the one year access to our virtual classrooms for adults, necessary for all students. Depending on your level, the price of textbooks and/or exercise books used in your class may vary. A valid AFW membership is required for all AFW students. For more information, please check our membership page.

You don't see your current class on this schedule? Don't panic! More classes are due to be scheduled soon. In particular, adults classes and workshops following a 90mn format will be announced shortly.